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    Stage 2 Banner Advertiser Four Rings greg@podi.ca's Avatar
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    DIY: One-Time Use Hose Clamp Removal (tongue and groove pinch)

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    Let this serve as the official DIY for removing the 'one time use' clamps

    But seriously...



    BTW, spent way too much time on this pic, I know. But this had to be done!
    Last edited by greg@podi.ca; 04-12-2010 at 07:46 PM.

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    Veteran Member Three Rings ‹bermensch's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by greg@podi.ca View Post
    BTW, spent way too much time on this, I know. But this had to be done!
    But you did, and now the world is a safer place!

    cheers

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    Veteran Member Three Rings JWatson's Avatar
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    I've also found that on the extra small ones it helps to stick the screw driver in the hole and pry it from that direction.
    01.5 S4 (on meth)

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    Veteran Member Four Rings vdubstreets's Avatar
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    I'm having difficulty understanding your picture, can you post a video?

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    Veteran Member Four Rings ocod's Avatar
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    Better than OG's A4 link from other thread. I like pictures and words. but what happens when clamp is facing other way and you can't get top end to pry up??
    This should be in new tech fourm :)
    x2 we need a video. post it up on youtube










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    Account Terminated Three Rings lotusgardener's Avatar
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    Awesome!

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    Senior Member Two Rings Jman25's Avatar
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    Ok now wait a minute... does it matter which way you turn the screw driver? is there a mystical way to flick your wrist so they pop off? I am so overly confused with this overly simple process.

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    Stage 2 Banner Advertiser Four Rings greg@podi.ca's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jman25 View Post
    Ok now wait a minute... does it matter which way you turn the screw driver? is there a mystical way to flick your wrist so they pop off? I am so overly confused with this overly simple process.
    This is why we can't have nice things!

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    Veteran Member Three Rings AvantJunkie's Avatar
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    So, can I reuse these clamps....?
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    Veteran Member Four Rings n7plus1's Avatar
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    i would like to punch in the face whoever thought these things were a good idea. Someone at honda shouldve been consulted about these before audi used them...no sense at all.

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    Veteran Member Four Rings Dolphin18T's Avatar
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    Here's the tool I use:

    -Ryan
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    Now with slushbox-delete mod!



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    Senior Member Three Rings FoRbAnNa's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by JWatson View Post
    I've also found that on the extra small ones it helps to stick the screw driver in the hole and pry it from that direction.
    X2

    That helps alot on small ones and when the hose clamp is in a hard to get place and facing the other way and you can't do the twist as OP described in his pic.

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    Veteran Member Four Rings ocod's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by n7plus1 View Post
    i would like to punch in the face whoever thought these things were a good idea. Someone at honda shouldve been consulted about these before audi used them...no sense at all.
    My we are getting abusive w/o the nooky aren't we
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    Stage 2 Banner Advertiser Four Rings winston@podi.ca's Avatar
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    So how many other R&D methods did you try before you figured this out?


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    Veteran Member Four Rings dougyfresh's Avatar
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    Screwdriver? What do you need that for? I just use my teeth to remove those clamps.


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    Veteran Member Four Rings a4darkness's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphin18T View Post
    Here's the tool I use:


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    Veteran Member Four Rings n7plus1's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ocod View Post
    My we are getting abusive w/o the nooky aren't we
    maybe a little.

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    Stage 2 Banner Advertiser Four Rings greg@podi.ca's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougyfresh View Post
    Screwdriver? What do you need that for? I just use my teeth to remove those clamps.


    Bwhahahah! Forgot about Doug's grill.

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    Veteran Member Four Rings churcH's Avatar
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    ok mr. tiny hands
    Learn to drive like the Stig rather than Jeremy Clarkson and you'll be ok.
    Toilet FLUSH
    GET AN AUDI.
    INFINITY AUTOMOBILES ARE KNOWN FOR BEING AUTOMOBILES DRIVEN BY TWERPS.
    AND DONT GET A BMW, REMEMBER....BMW DRIVERS ARE USUALLY HOMOSEXUAL.
    YOU DONT WANT TO BE A HOMOSEXUAL TWERP DO YOU?
    I DONT THINK SO. GET A GROWN MANS AUTOMOBILE, AN AUDI.



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